Pesca Rotterdam

Pesca Rotterdam is now open at the Botersloot

Pesca presents itself as a  Theatre of Fish. This seafood restaurant has an innovative take on the experience and business model of a seafood restaurant. Pesca Rotterdam is now open at the Botersloot.

It’s the second location, as there is a very popular restaurant in Amsterdam already. Pesca has the mission to still be able to sell fish 100 years from now. As a result of unprecedented demand from Rotterdam, as well as supplies from Rotterdam-based Schmidt, expansion into Rotterdam has been the logical next step.

“I have sometimes said that everyone should be able to find a Pesca in his or her city,” says initiator Jos De Jong. “The concept is now solid and we are ready for expansion.” Thanks to growth capital from hundreds of crowdfunders that expansion can take place.

With the expansion to Rotterdam, Pesca is going back to its roots. Originally the first restaurant was scheduled for opening in the Markthal. Now it finally opens in the city where the adventure began years ago. Owner Sven Sallaerts: ”It is a business that is still missing in Rotterdam. We are enormously looking forward to making this step!” Pesca Rotterdam is located in a former bank building and a lot of original details are reserved. The rest of the complex is a hotel. Motto by Hilton will open in December.

About Pesca

Pesca has an innovative take on the experience of a fish market combined with a restaurant but also has a sophisticated HR policy. Part of the profits is shared among the team. Pesca also has its own Foundation, which supports causes that work for clean drinking water, healthy fish stocks, and a plastic-free ocean.

In the past, Pesca won the award for Best Hospitality Concept during the Entree Hospitality & Style Awards


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